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  • Flywheel

    What was the reason to build flywheels so heavy? Common to shave pounds off when doing an overhaul. I'm working on another car with a smaller engine than an A and the flywheel weighs close to #50. There must have been an engineering reason.

  • #2
    that is how Henry was able to make a crank without counterweights work


    • Mitch
      Mitch commented
      Editing a comment
      It also helps in letting the clutch out without stalling the motor

  • #3
    Every car company was still going thru a learning process at the time.

    It was all about momentum and stored energy, supposedly made driving easier. Just let the clutch out and go.


    • #4
      Then it seems that flywheel weight was replaced with shear horsepower.


      • #5
        Some flywheel weight is replaced with crankshaft counterweights. Clutch discs were also improved with damper springs. Recently I pulled mine out.. solid disc. I hope to see an improvement with a dampened disc and V8 pressure plate as I was told they have a smoother engagement.


        • Mitch
          Mitch commented
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          Make sure your V-8 pressure plates finger pins are not held in by E clips or you''l be down and out on the side of the road

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